Today marks National Doughnut Day in the US! The occasion is honoured on the first Friday of June each year… and who wouldn’t want to celebrate such a delicious event?
National Doughnut Day first started in 1938 to honour The Salvation Army’s “doughnut girls,” who served the sugary snacks to American soldiers during World War 1.
Here’s our pick of the treat’s sweetest Guinness Word Records titles in honour of the occasion. We challenge you not to lick your lips while reading this…
Largest serving of doughnuts
A whopping 856 kg (1,887 lb 2 oz) of traditional square doughnuts known as “baursaks” were made in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 7 Sep 2014, sponsored by ERA TV’s Channel 7.
Most powdered doughnuts eaten in three minutes
American YouTube star and professional competitive eater Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle has been on a record-breaking frenzy recently, but his most recent achievement was to gobble down six doughnuts in three minutes, all without licking his lips.
Largest doughnut mosaic
The largest doughnut mosaic was created with 7,040 doughnuts at the Lviv Pampykh Festival in Lviv, Ukraine, on 07 Jan 2012. The attempt took place on Ukrainian Christmas day as part of their Pampukh Festival. After the attempt all the doughnuts were distributed to the public who had gathered on Market Square, where the mosaic was created.
Tallest stack of doughnuts
To celebrate the British premiere of The Simpsons Movie (USA, 2007), we headed for the offices of Capital Radio in Leicester Square, London, to judge the record for the tallest stack of doughnuts. A team of eight from 20th Century Fox and Capital Radio built a pyramid of 1,764 ring doughnuts, reaching a record height of 110.5 cm (43.5 in)
On 21 Jan 1993, a 1.69-tonne (3,739-lb) filled doughnut was served up by chefs from Hemstrought’s Bakeries, Donato’s Bakery and the radio station WKLL-FM (all USA) in Utica, New York, USA.
Largest box of doughnuts
How long would it take you to devour this 135 kg (297 lb 10 oz) box of Krispy Kreme treats?
Fastest time to eat a jam doughnut with no hands
Can you beat this record?
The fastest time to eat a jam doughnut with no hands and without licking the lips is 11.41 seconds, and was achieved by Philip Joseph Santoro (USA), in San Francisco, California, USA, on 17 April 2014.